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Cortez Ag Expo gives kids their moment in the rodeo arena

CORTEZ Forty children got a chance to enter a rodeo arena Thursday during a debut event at the Four States Ag Expo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. The Ag-ceptional Rodeo gives local youths...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Measure to boost affordable housing killed in Denver

DENVER – A measure aimed at boosting affordable housing by reforming costly lawsuits against builders died Monday in a Senate Committee on a 5-2 vote. Senate Bill 157, , one of four bills...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

FOIA request filed for comments on Silverton Mountain’s heli-skiing expansion

After being denied access to public comments made on the proposed heli-ski expansion near Silverton, the San Juan Citizens Alliance has filed a request to force their release. “In ten years of...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Overturning Bears Ears an uphill challenge, lawyers say

BLUFF – Utah legislators and the San Juan County, Utah, commission are urging President Donald Trump to undo the controversial Bears Ears National Monument. But at a legal forum last week put on by...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Cortez schools get vote of confidence from state board

DENVER – A turnaround plan for the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District received preliminary support recently from the Colorado Board of Education. The board voted unanimously to instruct the...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado House approves 16-plant home pot limit

DENVER – Colorado is moving to curb the nation’s most generous marijuana allowance for medical patients growing their own plants. The state House gave preliminary approval Friday to a bill limiting...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Don Coram bill would protect under(ground) dogs

DENVER – Prairie dogs and black-footed ferrets can sleep easier tonight knowing that lawmakers in the state of Colorado have their back. Senate Bill 202 would transfer $1.5 million from the Species...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Marijuana clubs approved in Colorado Senate

DENVER – The Colorado Senate on Thursday passed a first-in-the-nation bill expressly permitting marijuana clubs. But Gov. John Hickenlooper is hinting that he’ll veto the measure unless it bans...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hiker survives 1,500-foot fall, mountain storm

ASPEN – Tuesday was a tough day for Dave and LaShawn Montoya. After rescuers searched the rugged backcountry around Pyramid Peak for two days, including during one of the nastiest winter storms of...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Snowboarder dies after hitting tree at Eldora

BOULDER – Authorities say a 23-year-old snowboarder died after he hit a tree at Eldora Mountain Resort southwest of Boulder. The Daily Camera reported the snowboarder, who was an airman stationed...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

GOP-backed bill to increase revenue passes test in state House

DENVER – A Republican bill that would allow Colorado to keep more of the tax revenue it already has to spend on roads, education and health care cleared a hurdle in the state House on Tuesday. The...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Northeastern Colorado wildfire destroys 5 homes

STERLING – Northeastern Colorado ranchers say a wind-driven grass fire has killed scores of cattle. Kyle McConnell told KCNC-TV on Tuesday that he lost 185 head of cattle in the fire, which also...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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